I was really dreading Squash Blossom. I was looking at printing the templates, but I really hate how the templates are one per page. I know that someone has compressed all of the templates into about 15 pages, but the only place I can find them I have to pay $9.00 for access. I'm not using the templates enough to justify paying for them. I've also heard that Marti Michell has a set of the acrylic templates, but again I don't want to pay for them. I decided to google the quilt block and found a great tutorial. The block in the tutorial is for an 18" block, but seeing how she did it allowed me to figure out how to scale it down to the 6" block I needed. I'm not sure I'd want to add all of these extra seams if I was using a print, but since I'm using solids it didn't bother me.
#86 Squash Blossom
I also figured out a fun way to make the churn dash block. I cut (4) 3" squares of black and white. I drew diagonal lines across 2 of the squares for my HSTs. The other 2 squares I drew a line down the middle and sewed 1/4" away on both sides of all of the lines. I cut on the lines and trimmed everything to 2.5". If I was making a lot of Churn Dash blocks with the same fabric like I did for my mystery quilt I would strip piece them, but if I'm doing a scrappy churn dash, or a single block I like this method. It's a lot easier than keeping track of all of those tiny pieces. (If you want I can do a full tutorial on this method and show pictures of each step.)
#20 Churn Dash